Fullback: The biggest question at fullback is how Daboll plans to utilize the position? He’s operated with both traditional and versatile fullbacks during previous coordinating stops.
This position is currently wide open with two inexperienced players competing for the job. Last year’s starter, Le’Ron McClain, signed a three-year free agent deal with the Chargers earlier this offseason.
Shane Bannon, a seventh-round pick out of Yale in 2011, will compete with undrafted rookie Taylor Gentry during OTAs. Bannon spent the majority of his rookie season on the practice squad injured list.
From the team’s standpoint, there’s little doubt when it comes to attendance that the more the merrier. That isn’t to say that an absence from one or more of the OTAs precludes an individual player or entire team from success, but teams justifiably prefer that as many players show up as is possible.
I learned first-hand one of the byproducts of perfect attendance during my time with the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2010 offseason.
FV: You had the opportunity to give back by working with kids here at Lee’s Summit High School. What was the driving force behind putting this football camp together?
EB: It was fun! I wanted to do one in Kansas City because this is where I play now. I feel like this is one of my homes. I do one in Atlanta and I do one in Knoxville. This is my first one I did here. A lot of people had a lot of hands in putting this together. This is something I want to do for this community. I feel like this community is a part of me, so why not do a camp here?